July marks the beginning of a brand new Ultimate Blog Challenge hosted by Michele Scism and Michelle Schaeffer. The goal of the challenge is to get new bloggers and seasoned vets in the blogosphere to write something new every day for an entire month, and you are encouraged to read and share content from other bloggers who are participating in the challenge with you.
If you’re interested in doing the challenge with me and more than 400 others, please go to the Ultimate Blog Challenge website and find out how you can take part. It’s not too late to sign up!
I am going to use this challenge to finally find my blogging voice. I have struggled a lot with who and what I am when it comes to my blogging style. I have blogged on all types of things—history, Hollywood, politics, activism—and I never stick with it, even though blogging is something I enjoy doing a whole lot.
I really do like sharing my thoughts with the world and getting feedback, but for some reason all my past attempts have fallen flat. I post regularly for a month or two (sometimes much less) and then I get bored and get rid of the blog completely.
I know what the problem is—it’s that I have a short attention span and lose interest in things rather quickly. And I am hoping that the Ultimate Blog Challenge and being a part of a large group of bloggers will help me correct this problem. Certainly there are others who can identify with me here, yes?
And who knows, by the time this month is over I might find out that blogging really isn’t for me, even though I have done it on and off for about 10 years now. Or perhaps I will find that my blog needs to go in a completely different direction than what I had originally intended. I just have to wait and see.
If you are participating in the challenge, what do you expect to get out of it? Please let me know by leaving a comment below. And if you want to keep up with my progress, you can subscribe to the daily updates via RSS or e-mail. I look forward to your feedback!
- Ultimate Blog Challenge (happysuburbanchick.wordpress.com)
- The Ultimate Blog Challenge-July 2012 (missriki.com)
- Ultimate Blog Challenge And Daily Themes (eatteachblog.com)
- Finding My Voice (amandaclairedesigns.typepad.com)
- 100th Post + Thoughts on Blogging (iamaimeediego.wordpress.com)